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Governor Newsom Statement on Trump Administration Dropping Antitrust Probe into California’s Landmark Agreement with Automakers on Clean Emissions Standards 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement in response to reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has closed its antitrust inquiry into the major automakers that have signed on to California’s voluntary framework to reduce emissions:

“These trumped up charges were always a sham – a blatant attempt by the Trump administration to prevent more automakers from joining California and agreeing to stronger emissions standards. This is a big loss for the President and his weaponization of federal agencies – and a victory for anyone who cares about the rule of law and clean air.”